Ep.1: #BrownGirlsRising

¡Escucha el primer episodio de Brown Girls Rising!

Brown Girls Rising, un podcast dedicado a un diálogo y conversación de mujeres latinas en Estados Unidos, estrena su primer episodio. En esta mesa redonda participaron Audrey Bellis, fundadora de Worthy Women; Yvette Montoya, vicepresidenta de operaciones de Worthy Women; y Marty Preciado, Editora en Jefe de NYLON Español. Las tres hablaron temas de acción y movilización de la comunidad latina así como el feminismo a través de plataformas culturales y artísticas. En este primer capítulo, Audrey habla sobre la diversidad de latinidad así como su experiencia como mujer emprendedora y latina; Yvette, abre el dialogo de feminismo fuera del foco anglo y la importancia de éste; y Marty, resalta la persecución de la comunidad latina en Estados Unidos.

Ya puedes escuchar el primer capítulo aquí: http://www.worthywomen.co/brown-girls-rising-podcast/marty-preciado

Brown Girls Rising is a partnership with NYLON Español to elevate the conversation of feminist action, leadership, community involvement, and culture.

In our inaugural episode, we sit down with Editor In Chief of NYLON Español, Marty Preciado’s to explore her feminist experiences. In this interview she recalls racial injustices during the ICE Raids in the 90s. We also chat about how blue hair and The Spice girls ignited the feminist within her.

“I grew up listening to punk music and first arose to girl power, thanks to the Spice Girls, without knowing that the Spice Girls was a movement created by a white group here in the United States. So while I was listening to punk music and had blue hair, I felt rebellious until I understood that where I was hanging out was void of women. No women, period.”

Marty also talks about how intersectional feminism and her personal role models lead her to work at NYLON Español today.

I went to school for law and political science, that was my goal, until I realized that I was could make a change through culture and not just through the law. I wanted to make a change through the everyday incidents, through life, through music, through literature, through entertainment and try to find the representation of people of our community into the spaces that are needed.

Audrey and Yvette candidly chat about coming into their own forms of feminism, the stigma attached with that particular F-word, how they’re always adjusting and relearning the definition of it.

This episode, What It Means To Be A Brown Girl, can be found at BrownGirlsRising.com or on iTunes here. Can’t get enough? The uncut version of this podcast can be found on SoundCloud.